I’ve been out of prison for fifteen years, but I have been reconvicted over and over again because of my criminal record.
September 20, 2018
Over those years I received multiple job offers, but as soon as the employers did a background check, the offers were rescinded, one by one.
I’m the founder and president of the National Workforce Opportunity Network.
We are a fully integrated workforce development and career placement for-profit agency serving individuals with barriers to gainful employment.
It’s My Mission to Reengage the Faith Community with Returning Citizens on a Nationwide Basis
September 13, 2018
To be in a room with 30 other leaders has been literally life changing.
I Consider All of the Children Who Are Living in Detention Facilities, Group Homes, and Foster Care to Be My Siblings
The Leading with Conviction training has been a life-changing experience.
I am the National Youth Partnership Strategist for the Youth First Initiative.
August 30, 2018
We are committed to ending youth incarceration, closing youth prisons, and investing in community-based programs, services and opportunities.
I was committed to being an asset to my community instead of a liability.
I have worked in human services for many years with the hungry, homeless and formerly incarcerated.
I want to leave a legacy of humanizing this thing called justice.
I served 14 years in New York State prisons, and it was while I was incarcerated in the Woodbourne Correctional Facility that I discovered my passion
I Have a Real Sense Each Day That the Things I’m Working on are Actually Going to Result in Meaningful Policy Change
August 9, 2018
The Leading with Conviction training is reinforcing the importance of building strong partnerships with grassroots leadership.
I Believe in Approaching Things from a Place of Possibility. If We Lose Hope, Then We Have Nothing.
JustLeadershipUSA and LwC keep me hopeful as well.
Vidal’s Corner Episode 2: Voting in New York while on Parole
August 8, 2018
JLUSA Community Organizer Vidal Guzman discusses voting on parole in New York State.
A New Normal in Philadelphia: A Dispatch from the Field
July 11, 2018
Reuben Jones charts the enormous progress of the #CLOSEthecreek campaign.